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Special Edition: Dr. Jason Salemi and Dr. Charlene Flash (July 20, 2020)

An epidemiologist explains how data is interpreted, and an infectious disease expert answers your questions about COVID-19.

Our special edition of Houston Matters weekdays at 3 p.m. addresses your questions and concerns about important issues affecting the community.

In the first segment, host Ernie Manouse is joined by Dr. Jason Salemi, an epidemiologist with the University of South Florida. Dr. Salemi explains the testing and data-gathering process, and how that data is tracked and interpreted to help us understand the spread of COVID-19.

In the second half, Ernie is joined by Dr. Charlene Flash, Assistant Professor of Medicine-Infectious Disease at Baylor College of Medicine and CEO of Avenue 360 Health and Wellness. They discuss the safety of school re-openings and address some of the myths and misinformation going around about Covid. Dr. Flash also answers questions from listeners.

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Troy Schulze

Producer, Houston Matters

Troy Schulze is a producer for Houston Matters. He also produces the podcast Party Politics and the digital video series Skyline Sessions. Schulze has been working as a writer and producer in digital media for over 20 years. He has received three Emmy nominations for his work on the TV...

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